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is to increase the tax on those drinks and use)-r that money to fight childhood obes y obesity. nbc bay area's christie smith is live in san francisco. other cities have tried to implement a soda tax just like this. >> reporter: yeah, that's exactly right. if this were to pass in san francisco, you'd pay a 40-cent tax on a soda this size, assuming it were all the way full. now, as you said, these types of taxes have failed before, even right here in the bay area. supervisor scott weiner thinks this time will be different here in san francisco. that's because he believes that san francisco voters would be willing to tax the drinks if they know thath@$ proceeds go toward programs that help keep kids healthy. the proposal is a tax of two cents per ounce on sugar-sweetened drinks. he said there's clear evidence there's a link between these types of drinks and obesity and type ii diabetes. a recent poll shows $x68% of californians would support a tax if it went to fitness and nutrition in schools, youth, and after-school programs. that's what this would do here in the city, bring in an estimate
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